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More Information: Rhododendron 'Cupcake'

R. 'Cupcake' 
Photo: Don Wallace

Predominant Flower Color:  Pink

Flower/Truss Description:  Flower widely funnel-campanulate, 2" across, open deep pink and age to light yellowish-pink with sparse red spotting. Held in lax trusses of 9 flowers.

Fragrant:  No

Bloom Time:  Early Midseason

Foliage Description / Plant Habit:  Leaves narrowly oblong, convex, broadly acute apex, cuneate base, 3" long, glossy, dark yellowish-green above, yellow-green below with orange-yellow indumentum that aging to pale yellow. Leaves retained 3 years. Dense, spreading habit.

Height:  3  feet in 10 years.

Cold Hardiness Temp:  0F  ( -18C)

Parentage  (Seed Parent x Pollen Parent): 
   degronianum ssp yakushimanum x Medusa

Elepidote (E) or Lepidote (L):  E

Hybridizer:  Thompson

Registration Reference:  ARS 943

Note: Bloom time and 10 year height information are approximate and can vary dependent on weather and growing conditions.
Cold hardiness temperature is also an approximate value.

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